Routing Arbiter Project

Another project for which the NSF solicited services is the Routing Arbiter (RA) project[4], which is charged with providing equitable treatment of the various network service providers with regard to routing administration. The RA provides for a common database of route information to promote stability and manageability of networks.

Multiple providers connecting to the NAP created a scalability issue because each provider had to peer with all other providers to exchange routing and policy information. The RA project was developed to reduce the requirement for a full peering mesh between all the providers. Instead of peering among each other, providers can peer with a central system called a route server. The route server ...

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